European Rail Discovery
14-29 days from £1,259
- Discover Europe by train and visit eight different countries with a group of likeminded travellers
- Explore Amsterdam and soak up the city vibes in cosmopolitan Berlin
- Sail down the Danube in Prague and visit Vienna’s stunning palaces
- See Venice by gondola, tour the Colosseum in Rome, get romantic in Florence, and visit the leaning tower in Pisa
- Take a private boat trip in glamorous Nice and sightsee in beautiful Barcelona
- Fall in love with Paris and visit the city’s most iconic monuments
Explore eight gorgeous countries across Europe without ever stepping foot on a plane. On this incredible group tour, you’ll get to stay in some of Western Europe’s most remarkable, historic, and romantic cities, making your way from one destination to the next by train. You’ll make the journey with a tour leader and a group of likeminded travellers, who will become firm friends by the end of the tour. Choose our 15-day option and travel from the UK to Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Budapest, Vienna, and Venice, or do the full 29-day trip and add in Rome, Florence, Pisa, Nice, Barcelona, and Paris. With an itinerary packed full of fun and interesting activities, but with enough time to go and do your own thing by yourself or with new friends, this is the ultimate European travel package.
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Day 1: London to Amsterdam
Meet your tour leader and the rest of the group today before hopping on the Eurostar to Amsterdam. Get to know your group better this evening with a few drinks in the capital.
Day 2-3: Amsterdam
You’ll have some free time to explore Amsterdam at your leisure over the next two days. Visit the Rijksmuseum or perhaps a hire a bike and explore the city on two wheels.
Day 4: Amsterdam to Berlin
Making our way to Berlin today, we’ll enjoy a couple of welcome drinks on arrival and then head out to the top of the TV Tower for some incredible sights over the city by sunset.
Day 5-6: Berlin
Enjoy discovering one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities over the next couple of days. Peg a few must-dos to go and see while you’re here and try out the local Badeschiff with the group followed by an evening of drinks and karaoke!
Day 7: Berlin to Prague
Today we’ll hop on another train, this time making our way to beautiful Prague. It’s a picturesque journey, so sit back and enjoy the view, or use the time to catch up on a bit of reading or sleep.
Day 8: Prague
Spend the day enjoying your fairy-tale surroundings and go on a sunset cruise along the Danube with dinner on board and views to die for with the rest of the group.
Day 9: Prague to Budapest
Hop back on the train and cruise southeast to the gorgeous city of Budapest. Spend the evening settling into life here.
Day 10-11: Budapest
Enjoy two free days to explore Budapest. A visit to the famous Szechenyi baths is included (use this time to soak your travel-weary muscles!).
Day 12: Budapest to Vienna
Our next train takes us to Vienna, Austria’s charming capital. Take a wander around the streets and alleyways off the main roads and discover the romance and hidden gems in the city.
Day 13: Vienna to Venice
Spend the day chilling out with the group on the riverbanks of the Danube. In the late afternoon we’ll pack up and make our way to the station, this time boarding a sleeper train to Venice.
Day 14-16: Venice
Jump on a vaporetto and cruise along Grand Canal, hopping on and off to explore some of the 127 islands that make up Venice. Go on an included gondola ride to soak up the charm of this magical city at a gentle pace.
If you booked the two-week option, your tour will end in Venice on day 15. Your return journey to the U.K. is at your own cost. If you booked the four-week option, you’ll stay on in Venice.
Day 17: Venice to Rome
We’ll make our way to Rome. You’ll get to go on an included group tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum to tread in the footsteps of ancient warriors and learn more about the monument’s history.
Day 18: Rome
A free day to explore Rome. While you’re here, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the smallest country in the world, the Vatican.
Day 19: Rome to Florence
Jumping onboard our next train, we’ll make our way to Florence. Spend the afternoon getting to know the quaint cobbled streets with a wander through the centre.
Day 20: Florence and Pisa
We’ll visit nearby Pisa today to tour the city and visit the leaning tower to learn more about its famous tilt. We’ll sample some of the local food and look around before making our way back to Florence in the evening.
Day 21: Florence to Nice
Travelling through the French Riviera, we’ll arrive in Nice this afternoon, where we might just catch the last few rays of sunshine before we head out into the city centre for a night of upmarket bar hopping.
Day 22-23: Nice
Enjoy two days in Nice. On one day, we’ll head out on our private sea cruiser for a tour of Nice’s famous shoreline and to check out the local marine life with a bit of snorkelling. Later, we’ll watch the sunset from the Promenade des Anglais.
Day 24: Nice to Barcelona
Arriving in beautiful Barcelona today, we’ll have the afternoon to explore the city at our own pace before regrouping in the evening for a night out.
Day 25-26: Barcelona
Over the course of the next two days, you’ll get to tour the Sagrada Familia with an all-access pass and get to go on an alternative city tour for a look at Barcelona’s underground culture, but the rest of the time here is yours to relax and sightsee as you like.
Day 27: Barcelona to Paris
From Barcelona, we’ll make the journey to Paris, so sit back and get some sleep. On arrival, we’ll make our way to Montmartre and take in views of the Sacre Coeur before enjoying some drinks beside the Moulin Rouge.
Day 28: Paris
Explore Paris at your own pace today. We’ll wrap up our incredible Euro adventure at the Montparnasse observation deck to catch the sunset over the city.
Day 29: Paris to London
We bid au revoir today as we board the Eurostar back to London. Don’t forget to swap details with your new friends!
Please note activities and itineraries are subject to change.
Important note: This itinerary is for 2019 departures only, if you are travelling in 2018 your trip will follow a different route. For trips in 2018, you will have the option of 14 or 28 days and your itinerary will not include Budapest. Contact us for more information.
- All transport, including Eurostar from and to London
- 27 or 13 nights' accommodation (depending on which itinerary is booked)
- Dedicated tour leader
- Seat reservations on high-speed rail and night trains
- 24hr travel card/ticket for public transport in each city
- Breakfast in every hostel where available
- This is Holland Flying Experience, or Heineken Experience (dependent on availability)
- Berlin TV tower visit
- Sunset river cruise on the Danube with dinner onboard
- Schonbrunn Palace tour
- Gondola ride in Venice
- Colosseum & Roman Forum trip (28 day trip only)
- Leaning Tower of Pisa excursion (28 day trip only)
- Boat trip with diving and snorkelling in Nice (28 day trip only)
- Sagrada Familia tour in Barcelona (28 day trip only)
- Sunset Montparnasse observation deck visit in Paris (28 day trip only)
- 24/7 emergency support
- Travel insurance
- Meals (other than some breakfasts)
- Optional activities
As well as all your transport, your trip also includes 14 or 28 nights' accommodation depending which trip duration you choose. You’ll stay in perfectly placed and well-presented hostels and guesthouses during the trip, sharing dorm-style rooms with members of the same sex from your group. You’ll spend one night on a sleeper train from Vienna to Venice on a comfortable six-berth couchette.
Some breakfasts will be included during your trip. You’ll also get to enjoy an included meal onboard our boat on the sunset cruise along the Danube in Prague, but no other food or drinks will be provided. This is an opportunity for you to try out different country cuisine, which is great, because Europeans make some of the best food in the world!
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The trip departs from London at 9am on your programme start date, from there we'll be travelling by Eurostar to Amsterdam. If you need to travel to London, we recommend arriving the day before your programme start date and arranging an extra night of accommodation.
Your trip finishes at St Pancras Station, London at approximately 3pm on your programme end date, having returned via Eurostar.
If you are travelling from outside the UK, you can speak to our flights team on 01892 277037 or email them at [email protected] They will be able to search for the best flight offers to your chosen destinations, so you can plan and organise your trip in one place. Just make sure you give them your full name, as stated in your passport, along with your chosen departure dates, return dates, and any other details you want to include.
This trip is designed for travellers aged 18-27 years old.
Depending on your nationality, you may require a visa to enter certain countries. It is your responsibility to obtain the relevant visas for travel prior to the departure of the trip. Please note if you are a British passport holder you do not currently need a visa to visit European countries.
What's The Average Age Range Of People On This Trip?
This trip welcomes travellers of all ages, so it's difficult to put an average age to any one group. You might have a mix of people your own age or some older or younger than you. But one thing’s for sure, you’ll all have an interest in travel and an adventurous nature that should see you making friends in no time.
Do I Need Travel Insurance?
Yes. Travel insurance is a requirement for all of our trips and you’ll need to provide insurance details in your online account before you travel. Talk to us about this when you book for full terms and conditions – we can get a quote for you from our insurance partners if you like.
Do I Need To Pay Extra For Activities And Excursions?
All the activities listed on the inclusions list are included in the cost of your trip. Outside of these, you’ll need to pay for any activities, entrance fees, food and drink that you want. It’s worth setting a budget of around £250-£300 per week to cover extra activities and meals out.